Secure Node.js migration

Law and Order – Scaling Legal Data Management Securely


Client: i-Sight

Objective: Migrate to a powerful new system, deliver responsive design at scale and guarantee tight access controls to protect sensitive client data.

Solution: Re-envisage the data management system and deliver an enhanced user experience for its rapidly growing customer base.

The challenge

Helping large enterprises around the world to handle their legal caseloads, i-Sight is a leading provider of data management solutions for incidents and investigations. Due to a significant increase in demand for its services, the company’s existing platform began to show strain. The 15-year-old legacy system, based on Domino Lotus Notes, simply could not cope with the pressure of i-Sight’s expanding portfolio. The company needed to migrate to a new system, one that would deliver powerful performance and responsive design at scale but also guarantee tight access controls to protect sensitive client data.

Scaling data management

The response

NearForm’s customer-first process ensured that user experience and security were central to all proposed solutions. Working closely with i-Sight, we developed a customised migration path in tandem with the new Node.js system to facilitate the secure transfer of data. The new platform was designed as a reusable core framework in which client projects are implemented as separate instances, allowing them to work independently. NearForm also devised a flexible and robust data-level, access control mechanism, enabling the system to evaluate permissions for individual records and filter the results before being returned to the developer.

The results

Once feature-complete, NearForm implemented a two-pronged approach for roll out with a detailed plan for scaling data management securely. New clients were given immediate access to the modernised system while existing accounts were carefully guided through a staged migration to create a seamless transition. The highly responsive i-Sight platform was delivered on time and on budget and has surpassed client expectations for improved performance and watertight security.